PHF applies for 70 visas to take part in World Cup

LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has applied for visas to be granted to 70 people for participating in the Hockey World Cup to be held from February 28 in India.

The PHF officials have confirmed that it has applied for these visas.

The e-mail received from sources revealed that those persons for whom visas have been applied are five PHF members including chairman PHF selection committee Hasan Sardar, 30 players and officials of the team, 15 officials of the PHF and nine journalists.

According to PHF media manager Shahzad Malik, there is no harm in applying for visas for these officials.

The Pakistan government has given a go-ahead to its Hockey team to take part in the forthcoming Hockey World Cup in India, which will begin on February 28. The decision was taken after hectic diplomatic efforts on both sides.